September 13, 1948 – January 13, 2023
“For me to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.”
It is with deep sadness but with great hope in the Lord that we share that Roger Ellis Foust, Jr. passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, January 13, 2023, at the age of 74, after suffering a severe stroke.
Roger was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Foust, parents Roger and Pearl Foust, and one granddaughter Kasey Grace Schroder. He is survived by his four sisters Patti Baker (Steve), Linda Batdorff (Steve), Bonnie Reynolds (Tom), and Cindy Murphy (Rob); his four children Lori Schroder (Kurt), Curtis Foust (Renee), Lisa Tomada (John), and Heather Oliveros (Jon); as well as fourteen grandchildren, Jessica Franklin (Eric), Monica Schroder, Caleb Schroder, Titus Schroder, Megan Foust, Alyssa Foust, Kendra Foust, Lucas Foust, Micah Tomada, Alexander Tomada, Andrew Tomada, Malia Tomada, Nolan Oliveros, and Marcus Oliveros; and one great-grandchild Gideon Franklin.
Roger married his college sweetheart, Ruth Wright, in 1969. They moved to Moose Jaw along with their four children in 1982 and started Moose Jaw Baptist Church under the leadership of Continental Baptist Missions. Roger was the pastor there for 37 years, until his retirement from the ministry in 2019. He drove a school bus for many years, coached several school and community youth sports teams, and even delivered the Moose Jaw Times-Herald each day for exercise.
When Roger was not doing church activities or his community jobs, you might find him watching a Warrior game having coffee and a donut at Tim’s with a friend, eating a burger at McDonald’s, or bird watching with his grandkids in Wakamow, always wearing his signature black and red. He loved the prairie, a love which was reflected in his beautiful nature photos. Whenever he was complimented on his photography, he always gave credit to God as the true artist, as stated in Psalm 19:1- “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork.”
Above all, Roger was known for his commitment to his faith in Jesus Christ his Saviour and for his heart for the spiritual welfare of others. He will be greatly missed.
Viewing: Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 7:00-8:00 P.M.
Funeral: Friday, January 20, 2023 at 1:00 P.M.
Location: Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Ln, Moose Jaw, SK
The funeral will be followed by a brief graveside service at the Rosedale Cemetery, and then a luncheon back at the Moose Jaw Funeral Home.